Be Happy Abroad

Franziska Luxhoj

Welcome to 'Be Happy Abroad: How to live a fulfilling & meaningful life as an International', your one-stop podcast for knowledge, tips and inspiring stories on living happily as an international or expat. Every week, we delve into topics like cultural adaptation, overcoming language barriers and typical challenges encountered in an international & intercultural life, creating fulfilling connections and maintaining ties to home. We provide actionable insights and practical tips for every stage of your expat journey. Whether you're considering moving abroad, freshly arrived in a new country, or a seasoned expat, 'Be Happy Abroad' is your essential resource for living and working abroad successfully. read less
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Episodes

#008 - Building a Resilient Mindset: Navigating Expat Life with the 3P's Framework
Dec 14 2023
#008 - Building a Resilient Mindset: Navigating Expat Life with the 3P's Framework
In this episode, we explore the transformative concept of the 3P's of resilience, developed by Martin Seligman, the founder of Positive Psychology. Discover how your individual explanatory style - the way you internally narrate and interpret life's events - significantly influences your experience and resilience. We'll explore the three critical dimensions of this style: Personalization (internal vs. external attribution), Permanence (viewing situations as changeable or unchangeable), and Pervasiveness (global vs. specific impact). By understanding these aspects, you can shift your perspective to manage stress better, tackle challenges with a supportive mindset, and enhance your overall resilience - especially vital in life's transitional phases like moving abroad. Join us as we offer practical questions and reflections to help you identify and adapt your explanatory style, paving the way for personal growth and a more resilient approach to life's ups and downs. Whether facing job rejections or adjusting to new environments, this episode is a valuable tool for anyone looking to foster a healthier, more empowered mindset.   Go to https://behappyabroad.com/8 for additional information and resources. Would you like personalised support and feedback? Grab your spot for a complimentary connection session now: https://calendly.com/be-happy-abroad/happyabroadcall   Did you enjoy this episode? Leave us a review and share the podcast with your international friends, so they too can be on their journey to fill their life abroad with more freedom, joy, love & happiness. What would you like to hear about in future episodes? Reach out to podcast@behappyabroad.com and let us know. We love to get our listeners’ feedback.
#006 - Building Emotional Bridges: Effective Relationship Strategies for Expats
Nov 14 2023
#006 - Building Emotional Bridges: Effective Relationship Strategies for Expats
In this enlightening episode of the 'Be Happy Abroad Podcast,' we delve into the art of building and maintaining strong relationships while living abroad. As internationals, we face unique challenges in establishing a social life in new environments. This episode offers invaluable insights and practical tools for expatriates looking to thrive emotionally and socially in foreign lands. We discuss the importance of shifting from a transactional to a relational mindset and explore the realms of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual experiences in communication. Additionally, we introduce two powerful techniques to enhance your relationships: understanding the realms of experience for effective communication, and celebrating positive moments for stronger emotional bonds. Tune in to discover how you can cultivate deeper connections and transform your expat journey into a fulfilling experience. Go to https://behappyabroad.com/6 for additional information and resources.   Do you have a relationship you’re struggling with? Reach out now for a complimentary session to gain clarity and tailored ideas: https://calendly.com/be-happy-abroad/happyabroadcall   Did you enjoy this episode? Leave us a review and share the podcast with your international friends, so they too can be on their journey to fill their life abroad with more freedom, joy, love & happiness. What would you like to hear about in future episodes? Reach out to podcast@behappyabroad.com and let us know. We love to get our listeners’ feedback.
#003 - Crafting a compelling vision amidst uphill struggles abroad
Oct 17 2023
#003 - Crafting a compelling vision amidst uphill struggles abroad
Dive into an exploration of navigating professional paths abroad while emphasizing the transformative power of nurturing a compelling vision in this insightful episode. Moving abroad often presents a unique set of career challenges that can test our spirit, resilience, and self-worth. Through a personal narrative, we journey through the emotional rollercoaster of high hopes, unexpected rejections, and reflective realizations in the international job market as well as life abroad as a whole. But amidst these ebbs and flows, the episode illuminates the beacon of a clear, magnetic vision, guiding us through uncertainties and acting as our anchor in times of doubt. Discover how a crystal-clear vision not only shapes our future aspirations but becomes an essential ally, influencing our daily actions, decisions, and mental resilience in the present. Whether you're forging your career in a new country or seeking fresh perspectives on professional and personal development, this episode promises a rich blend of authentic stories and empowering takeaways to help you sculpt your own vivid vision for the path ahead.   Go to https://behappyabroad.com/3 for additional information and resources. Did you enjoy this episode? Leave us a review and share the podcast with your international friends, so they too can be on their journey to fill their life abroad with more freedom, joy, love & happiness.   What would you like to hear about in future episodes? Reach out to podcast@behappyabroad.com and let us know. We love to get our listeners’ feedback.